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Children of the Tenements


(12 reviews)

Adam Grunschlag sat at his street stand in a deep brown study. He heeded not the gathering twilight, or the snow that fell in great white flakes, as yet with an appreciable space between, but with the promise of a coming... See More

£4.01 £4.02 Price verified 2 days ago

The Children of the Poor


(10 reviews)

The problem of the children is the problem of the State. As we mould the children of the toiling masses in our cities, so we shape the destiny of the State which they will rule in their turn, taking the reins from our hands... See More

£4.01 Price verified 13 hours ago

The Battle with the Slum


(11 reviews)

The slum is as old as civilization. Civilization implies a race to get ahead. In a race there are usually some who for one cause or another cannot keep up, or are thrust out from among their fellows. They fall behind, and... See More

£4.20 Price verified 11 hours ago

The Making of an American


(13 reviews)

On the outskirts of the ancient town of Ribe, on the Danish north seacoast, a wooden bridge spanned the Nibs River when I was a boy -- a frail structure, with twin arches like the humps of a dromedary, for boats to go under... See More

£4.99 Price verified 8 hours ago

Christmas Stories


The clock in the West Side Boys' Lodging-house ticked out the seconds of Christmas eve as slowly and methodically as if six fat turkeys were not sizzling in the basement kitchen against the morrow's spread, and as if... See More

£2.30 £2.33 Price verified one day ago

Hero Tales of the Far North


(1 review)

The Eighteenth Century broke upon a noisy family quarrel in the north of Europe. Charles the Twelfth of Sweden, the royal hotspur of all history, and Frederik of Denmark had fallen out. Like their people, they were first... See More

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Hero Tales of the Far North


(1 review)

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. See More

FREE Price verified 8 hours ago
Children's eBooks

Evergreen Christmas Readings


(4 reviews)

This holiday, we proudly present to you this unique collection of the greatest Christmas stories. Over 250 of them are included by your favourite authors:Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather... See More

£0.49 Price verified 20 hours ago

Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half


(4 reviews)

"You get the money, or out you go! I ain't in the business for me health," and the bang of the door and the angry clatter of the landlord's boots on the stairs, as he went down, bore witness that he meant what he said. Judah... See More

£2.89 Price verified one day ago

Is There a Santa Claus?


(5 reviews)

That was the message that came to me from an editor last December just as I was going on a journey. Why he sent it to me I don't know. Perhaps it was because, when I was a little chap, my home was way up toward that white... See More

£3.74 Price verified 7 hours ago
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